There's a new climb in the finale of Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege - and as this video from Katusha's Joaquin Rodriguez shows, it's a relentless slog that may prove decisive.
Crested just 2.5km from the end of the sport's oldest Classic, giving it the nickname La Doyenne, the Côte de la Rue Naniot is 600 metres long with an average gradient of 10.5 per cent.
There will still be one more climb to negotiate, the Rue Walthere Jamere ahead of the left turn to the line, but we're expecting some fireworks here on Sunday.
Here's Rodriguez, nicknamed Purito, riding it with Amstel Gold winner Enrico Gasparotto of Wanty-Gobert; the turn onto the cobbled climb comes at around the 1-minute mark.
— Team KATUSHA (@katushacycling) April 22, 2016
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.